Phillip was recently a panelist at the VLS Energy and Law Symposium where a trio of energy professionals addressed the impact of the Biden-Harris Administration’s plans for green infrastructure investment and clean energy policy leadership. Panelists also discussed federal vs local government impacts on the deployment of renewable energy, the current and future impact of these policy initiatives on the clean energy transition, and what is needed to ensure that there is both national and global leadership to confront our unprecedented planetary challenge.
In Phillip’s words: “The actions of the administration and congress are praiseworthy and a step in the right direction. However, nothing short of numerous Moonshot targets will save us from an unrecognizable and uninhabitable planet. The inability of our leaders to comprehend the destruction that our planet will experience from the climate crisis could be explained away as a self-preservation mechanism – the mental trauma associated with understanding how bad things will get could be too much for one to absorb. But we are at a point where that is no longer an option… this dissociation is hindering our ability to fight tooth and nail against the catastrophic collapse of our fragile world and our leaders must utilize more aggressive tools and set exponentially aggressive targets if we, and future generations, are to have a fighting chance.”